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13.679 PUBLIC UTILITY DATA.
    Subdivision 1. Tenant. Data collected by the commissioner of commerce that reveals the
identity of a tenant who makes a complaint regarding energy efficiency standards for rental
housing are private data on individuals.
    Subd. 2. Utility or telephone company employee or customer. (a) The following are
private data on individuals: data collected by the commissioner of commerce or the Public
Utilities Commission, including the names or any other data that would reveal the identity of
either an employee or customer of a telephone company or public utility who files a complaint or
provides information regarding a violation or suspected violation by the telephone company or
public utility of any federal or state law or rule; except this data may be released as needed to
law enforcement authorities.
(b) The following are private data on individuals: data collected by the commission or
the commissioner of commerce on individual public utility or telephone company customers
or prospective customers, including copies of tax forms, needed to administer federal or state
programs that provide relief from telephone company bills, public utility bills, or cold weather
disconnection. The determination of eligibility of the customers or prospective customers may be
released to public utilities or telephone companies to administer the programs.
History: 1987 c 351 s 16; 1993 c 351 s 13; 1999 c 227 s 22; 1Sp2001 c 4 art 6 s 3